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BROADWAY SONGWRITER FRANK LOESSER
UNIQUE 1961 FAMILY CHRISTMAS ACETATE
His nieces sing an original song about him!




Original 12" 78rpm one-sided acetate record
created on a record-cutting machine in 1961.


Homemade, one-off and highly personal family Christmas greetings record sent to legendary songwriter Frank Loesser and his wife, Jo Sullivan Loesser, in 1961 by Jo's sister Jerri Hammond. It features Christmas songs performed by her daughters, Pamela and Ladelle, to piano accompaniment plus an original song they wrote themselves about their Uncle Frank!


There are many recordings of songs written by Frank Loesser
this record features a song written about Frank Loesser!

"Hello Aunt Jody and Uncle Frank!
This summer when we were coming home we made up a little song
and now we are going to sing it."

So begins this delightful musical artifact.
Loesser's nieces then perform their song,
"Don't Pinch the Nose of the Uncle"...


Don't pinch the nose of the uncle
while on the sofa asleep.
Don't pinch the nose of the uncle
neither his toes or his feet.

Don't pinch the nose of the uncle
cause he's so good and so kind.
Don't pinch the nose of the uncle
or he will spank your behind.

Don't pinch the nose of the uncle
neither his feet or his toe
Don't pinch the nose of the uncle
or he will tell your Aunt Jo.


The two girls also perform solo renditions of "Silent Night" and "O Christmas Tree" before sending holiday greetings along with their mother to Frank and Jo "and to Johnny and Susan also" Mr. Loesser's children from his first marriage. Total runtime of this record is 4 minutes.


Loesser's most successful Broadway musical, How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying, opened in October 1961 and was the hottest show on Broadway at the time this record was made during the 1961 holiday season. Loesser would win multiple Tony Awards and a Pulitzer Prize for the show.


A worthy addition to even the most advanced collection of American music memorabilia or a remarkably unique holiday gift for a sophisticated music aficionado.



Frank Henry Loesser (1910-1969) was an American songwriter who wrote the lyrics and music to the Broadway hits Guys and Dolls and How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying and is regarded as one of the most important figures in the history of musical theater.

Achieving success with his World War 2 hit song "Praise the Lord and Pass the Ammunition," he went on to write numerous songs for films and Tin Pan Alley, many of which have become standards and was nominated for five Academy Awards for Best Song, winning once, for "Baby, It's Cold Outside."


Loesser was the lyricist of over 700 songs
among them these famous tunes:

Heart And Soul
Guys and Dolls
Luck Be A Lady Tonight
Once In Love With Amy
I Don't Want to Walk Without You
Standing on the Corner
A Bushel And A Peck
Two Sleepy People
The Ugly Duckling
Thumbelina
Inchworm
Sit Down You're Rockin' The Boat
Baby It's Cold Outside
Adelaide's Lament
If I Were A Bell